Robert Penny

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Plays by Robert Penny

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LA Theatre Works
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In Pittsburgh in the 1980’s, a young man falls in love with an older woman, and their lives are changed forever.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring Rolanda Brigham, Yvonne Dabney, Ellis Foster, Donn Carl Harper, Runako Jahi, Audrey Morgan, Kemati Janice Porter, and Valerie Robinson.

Directed by Woodie King Jr.

Featuring: Rolanda Brigham, Yvonne Dabney, Ellis Foster, Donn Carl Harper, Runako Jahi, Audrey Morgan, Kemati Janice Porter, Valerie Robinson

Robert Penny (1941–2003) was an African American playwright and poet, and a co-founder, with August Wilson of the Black Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh. An academic at the University of Pittsburgh, for many years, he was widely revered for his theatrical and poetic work, as well as for his contribution to the Kuntu Writers Workshop which he co-founded and continued to run until his death in 2003. Penny's plays include Bad News, Blue Yonder, Boppin’ With the Ancestors, Coon Can, Dance of the Blues Dead, Deeds of Blackness, The Depths of Her Star, Dianne’s Heart Dries Out Stifi More, Good Black Don’t Crack, A Good Quick Feel-and then We Build upon a Plan, LifeRise, Little Willie Armstrong Jones, Night of the Hawk, The Republic of New Africa, Sugar and Thomas, Take on a Life, A Trip, Uhh Survival Energy, Up to Life, The Way and Who Loves the Dancer.